load_tree

load_tree(filename, format=None, underscore_unmunge=False)

Constructor for tree.

Parameters
filenamestr

a file path containing a newick or xml formatted tree.

formatstr

either newick, xml or cogent3 json, default is newick

underscore_unmungebool

replace underscores with spaces in all names read, i.e. “sp_name” becomes “sp name”.

Returns
PhyloNode

Notes

Underscore unmunging is turned off by default, although it is part of the Newick format.